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Prince Charles and wife Camilla on Corfu vacations at Rothschild Villa

Charles, Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, arrived at the airport of Corfu Wednesday afternoon for their summer vacations. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will enjoy the blue Ionian Sea, the clean fresh air and an unknown number of quite days. Prince Charles, wife …

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School of Tourist Guides reopens in Athens after seven years

A pledge by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to reopen the Athens Guide School was met via a Joint Ministerial Decision (JMD) issued by the tourism and education ministries on Wednesday, which ordered that the school reopen after seven years. The guide school, which had provided vocational training to tour guides, …

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One Greek, two young Britons arrested for selling ‘laughing gas’ in Malia, Crete

Police in Malia and Chersonissos on the island of Crete arrested one Greek and two young British nationals for illegally trading laughing gas. The 62-year-old Greek is owner of a cafe-bar who next to coffee and drinks was offering also bulbs with laughing gas to customers keen to spend a …

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Kos earthquake: Airport traffic with minor delays, sea traffic with small boats via Kalymnos & Nissyros

Transportation to and from the island of Kos is at 90 percent through the airport, Athens News Agency reported on Friday after the earthquake 6.6R caused serious damage at the port of the island. Smaller boats transfer passengers from and to Kos via the islands of Kalymnos and Nissyros, which …

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Meningitis not ‘laughing gas’ reason UK tourist, 18, fell in coma in Malia, Crete

Not ‘laughing gas’ but infection with meningitis was the reason an 18-year-old female tourist from UK fell in coma in Malia, Crete, last week. On Zakynthos and Corfu, police has arrested 17 people and seized more than 10,000 laughing gas bulbs in recent days as authorities are determined to crack …

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Police arrests Greeks, Germans and Italians over free camping in Crete

Police authorities in the Rethymnon prefecture arrested several Greeks, German and Italian nationals over free camping in a protected NATURA area. In a big operation in the Koyrtaliotiko Gorge and Preveli lake in Agios Vassileios Municipality, police arrested 11 Greeks aged 25-54, and four foreigners from Germany and Italy aged …

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Be a rower on ancient trireme Olympias with the Greek Navy

Do you want to be a rower on a ancient Greek trireme? The Hellenic Navy offers exactly this opportunity to the public, to anyone who wants to fulfill a hidden dream. Following the successful trips of the Trireme OLYMPIAS in summer 2016, the Greek Navy invites citizens to join voyages …

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Budget airline Scoot travels directly from Singapore to Athens

Here’s good news for seat sale hunters: a budget airline is finally flying direct to Europe from Southeast Asia. Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, recently launched its first flight to Athens, Greece. The 11.5-hour flight on Scoot’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off from Singapore every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and …

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Yassou, Hugh Jackman! Hollywood sails the Aegean Sea

All the way from Australia to Greece and from Sydney to Delos. The tiny island in the Aegean Sea, the mythological birthplace of Apollo, the island with one of the most important archaeological sites of Greece. Right next to cosmopolitan Mykonos. Movie star Hugh Jackman is on holidays in Greece, …

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“Greece by Greeks”: Aegean partners with Giannis Antetokounmpo for worldwide campaign

Aegean airlines joined forces with NBA basketball champion Giannis Antetokounmpo and has launched the “Greece by Greeks” campaign, aiming to showcase Greece’s attractions, traditions and customs and reveal the country’s “secrets” to the rest of the world. The campaign includes the introduction of the online travel platform, www.greecebygreeks.gr, which features some of …

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Clean Beaches 2017 report for Athens, Attica and surrounding areas is out

The clean beaches report for summer 2017 has been released a couple of days ago. the report refs to beaches in the Attica region Several beaches one can reach with public transport means like buses and the Tram and beaches that one is better to use private vehicle as it …

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European Commission will set out plan to tackle air traffic control strikes

The European commission is expected to act to reduce the impact of air traffic control strikes, which have disrupted thousands of flights in recent years, with British holidaymakers often badly affected.  Airlines are expecting Brussels to call on member states this week to protect international flights passing over its airspace …

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